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Keeping you informed of upcoming opportunities and events
~ From the team at Alaska INBRE ~

May 3, 2021

for Events and Deadlines of interest to our Alaska INBRE Community

Latest Information on COVID-19
  • Click here for University of Alaska coronavirus information and FAQs. Includes links to all three campuses - UAA, UAF, UAS.
  • Click here for Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub (updated at noon daily)
  • Click here for information about the disease, prevention and travel advisories from the US Centers for Disease Control Prevention
  • Click here for NIH's New COVID-19 Research Website.
The  Alaska INBRE Team
 wishes everyone a safe and fantastic summer!


39th Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
JUNE 14 - JULY 2, 2021
Are you looking for a great professional development opportunity? The 39th Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics will be held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This summer all classes will be taught online as either asynchronous courses or virtually via Zoom on the dates and times the course is scheduled. in this challenging time, the need for training in public health research is even more critical. The Epi Biostat Summer Institute offers intensive short courses focused on reseearch methods and public health practice, highlighting epidemiologic and statistical concepts and methodology.
  • Participants can register for professional development or academic credit
  • Registration deadlines:  June 14, June 21, June 28
  • Remoter participation available for all courses
The Summer Institute website has information on courses, tuition, and online registration.

Need support? Alaska INBRE can help!
TRiM FRIDAY JOURNAL CLUB - Fridays @ 12-1 PM via Zoom  Please join Transformative Research in Metabolism (TRiM) to discuss peer-reviewed literature in metabolomics and hibernation research. 

ITHS REDCap TRAINING SERIES:  The ITHS REDCap training curriculum has been divided into three skill levels. It is recommended that you only take classes in one of the higher levels if you feel that you mastered the concepts in the lower levels. All are online events, and complete information can be found at
  • May 4 - Intro to REDCap (RC-101)
  • May 11 - Data Dictionary (RC-201)
  • May 18 - Longitudinal Studies (RC-203)
  • May 25 REDCap Mobile App (RC-301)
NIH STRIDES INITIATIVE, in partnership with Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS), is pleased to offer the opportunity for students and faculty at INBRE and NIGMS diversity enhancing institutions to participate in cloud computing training for conducting biomedical research and training the next generation of biomedical workforce. Together, we are committed to providing cloud training and learning more about your perspective on where you and your institution have specific needs related to biomedical research in the cloud. STRIDES invites you to two upcoming introductory-level virtual cloud training opportunities (below). Please complete this registration form to sign up for one of these offerings:
  • June 4 - Google Cloud Fundamentals: Big Data and Machine Learning
  • June 7 - Amazon Web Services Technical Essentials
FREE VIRTUAL SEMINAR WITH NOBEL LAUREATE W.E. MOERNER:  May 18, 1:30-2:30 pm ET (9:30 Alaska) Hosted by NIH NIGMS Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB), a seminar on hidden molecules in Caulobacter Bacterium, Coronavirus, and  cells:  "Finding the Hidden Molecules in High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Tomograms with Single-Molecule Microscopy." More information. To view the VideoCast event, please visit on the day of the event.


Check out the details and eligibility here, or contact the BLaST office at

URSA 2021 FALL PROJECT AWARDS:  Deadline - June 13. Degree-seeking undergraduate students taking at least 6 credits that semester are invited to apply. Interested students should contact URSA at 450-8772 or Apply here.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - COLLABORATIVE SEQUENCING/ BIOINFORMATICS PILOT AWARDS:  The NM-INBRE Sequencing and Bioinformatics Core (SBC) invites you to apply for a pilot project award valued at approximately $5,000 to $10,000 to drive your research, publications and grants! Requires co-contribution from non-NM-INBRE Investigators. Proposal deadline:  2nd Sunday of each month by 11:59 pm. Details and how to apply here.

NIH BRIDGE TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Bridge2AI) PROGRAM:  The NIH Common Fund's Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program will propel biomedical research forward by setting the stage for widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) that tackles complex biomedical challenges beyond human intuition. Two Notices of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity for the Bridge2AI program have been released, and more information can be found on the Funding Opportunities page. Applications are not being solicited at this time. The estimated publication date of a FOA is June 2021. The Bridge2AI program is currently developing teaming activities for potential applicants. Please continue to check the website regularly and subscribe to the Bridge2AI listserv for updates.

ALASKA INDIGENOUS RESEARCH PROGRAM by ANTHC and Alaska Pacific University - virtual sessions 8:30AM to 12:00PM Alaska Time; click here for more information
  • May 10-14 - Advanced Research Course
  • May 17-21 - Research Ethics Course
  • May 24-28 - Introductory Research Course
June 8-10, 2021 - This conference is the most extensive forum highlighting Alaska Native health research. This conference offers an opportunity for networking and discussion between Alaska Native community members, health directors, healthcare providers, students, and health researchers. The conference will feature keynote speakers, lectures and panel discussions, as well as abstract presentations concerning the health and wellbeing of Alaska Native people. Val Davidson, President of Alaska Pacific University, and Dr. Stephanie Carroll, the Assistant Professor Public Health & Associate Director for the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona have been confirmed as speakers! Visit for more information regarding the conference.  

NIH CONCEPT TO CLINIC: COMMERCIALIZING INNOVATION (C3i) PROGRAM:  The NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has announced the C3i Program, designed to provide medical device innovators with the specialized business frameworks and essential tools for successful translation of biomedical technologies from the lab (concept) to the market (clinic). The curriculum and customized mentoring provided by the C3i Program are intended to guide investigators as they assess the commercial viability and potential business opportunity for their innovation. This consists of a three-part process (links provided):  Education (learn more), Validation/Execution (learn more), and Acceleration (learn more).

MW CTR-IN FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING: NIH's NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute Virtual Course (Aug 9-13, application now open)
Please visit the MW CTR-IN Professional Development Core website for more information
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